Was The American Revolution A Revolution

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Analytical Essay 1: To what extent was the American Revolution a revolution? The American Revolution began following the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770. This event and the propaganda accompanying the massacre, would change the minds of the colonists forever. The Revolution continued and climaxed through unfair acts passed by Parliament late into 1776 when the Second Continental Congress declared their independence from the crown of England. The Revolution would continue to 1789 upon the ratification of the Constitution. However, why did the colonists revolt and what made this a revolution? The Revolution was a revolution because of the cause the colonists were fighting and their pursuit of freedoms, both economic and political, they believed were entitled to them by God. By 1770 colonists grew tired of paying taxes to “an invisible government,” they did not fancy the idea that their colonies fate was in the hands of Great Britain. By this time England controlled the colonies trade, economy, courts, and even elected officials. Colonists began to organize groups such as the Sons of Liberty to combat the outrages that Great Britain was presenting. The colonists disliked the fact that Britain held a strong presence in the colonies even when the colonists would boycott products. By the mid 1770’s revolution was in its early phases to respond to the eminent threats that Parliament and King George III would present. Colonists were limited to economic expansion thus economic motives were the catalysts for the Revolution. The Colonists also regretted the fact that they could be taxed without representation. On April 19, 1775, tensions collapsed leading Americans to resort to using arms after a decade of fighting verbally and ideologically over the rights of the British subjects in the colonies, was because both sides had finally "become convinced that force alone
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